The Las Cruces police and fire departments will host National Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 3 on Main Street Downtown.
National Night Out will be free to the public. Parking will be available in the lots surrounding Main Street Downtown and at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.
National Night Out gives residents an evening to meet neighbors and area first responders. The event is kid-friendly with many giveaways and one-on-one interaction with first responders and organizations from throughout southern New Mexico.
Several area law enforcement agencies, first responders, organizations and businesses are expected to take part in National Night Out.
Among the various activities planned for National Night Out include the Las Cruces Police Department hosting a free Ident-A-Child program, Codes Enforcement personnel will have a bicycle rodeo for youngsters and Mounted Patrol units typically show their horses.
National Night Out is conducted the first Tuesday in August every year in communities across the U.S.